Kate Houghton of @heycriticalmass has written an awesome piece bringing awareness to the fact that young people get cancer! She says "Change feels impossible when we are still invisible. I've written a Huffington Post piece to raise awareness about our issues and encourage everyone to get behind HR2976, the Deferment for Active Cancer Treatment Act. It's no small thing and we can make an immediate impact." #ayacancer#tyacancer Link: ow.ly/jfv230ewmCZ
So when all else is damaging your skin why not just fake it and pour yourself a tan by using a self tanning lotion! Or get a spray tan and #protecttheskinyouarein.
Don't use a tanning bed - indoor tanning beds have a strong link to causing skin cancers such as melanoma and indoor tanning is particularly dangerous for younger users as they have a higher risk of getting melanoma so leave those sun beds well alone! #fakingit#summer#sunsafe#tyacancer#ayacancer
WOW we have made it to 5000 followers!! THANK YOU to all of you who are following - you are helping to spread awareness of young people and cancer! With your help we are creating change in the US health system and building units in hospitals across America specifically to meet the needs of teens and young adults with cancer! We have 8 such units built and more are on the way but we need your help to create so many more. Keep following and encourage your friends to join us too. Let's do something positive together to make the experience of young people going through cancer the very best it can be! #tyacancer#ayacancer
The TCA team are out and about so if you haven't already found us then come and say "hi" if you are at the Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses in Palm Springs! #ayacancer#tyacancer#aphon17
Want a good read? Don't think that a cancer story can be a good read? Then just listen to what Simon Davies Executive Director, Teen Cancer America says about "Willpower Girl" - A Teenager's Trek Through Cancer by Mette de Fine Licht. #tyacancer#ayacancer@mettedefinelicht
Use link in bio http://ow.ly/XHuZ30evSWp
When using Amazon.com don't forget to use Amazon Smile! They are allowing you, the shopper, to donate to your charity of choice at no cost to you. Once you've selected your charity Amazon Smile will donate a portion of your purchase total to Teen Cancer America.
When he was first diagnosed, everyone warned Donovan about the treatment and how bad it was going to be but they said when it was all done it would be great!
What they didn't tell him about was the cocktail of drugs he would go on for anxiety and depression. Even now when he goes for his scans, it's still scary because he doesn't know what is going to happen next, he might feel good today but he doesn't know about tomorrow! He also knew though that if he kept all that inside it would be harmful and he's determined to come through all of this a better and stronger person!! #tyacancer#ayacancer
Today is Health Screening Day in this week of celebrating America's Health Centers! Important screenings, like mammograms and colorectal screening are being offered to the community so if you haven't already got yourself checked out, go do it today!!! #tyacancer#ayacancer#screenings#AmericaHealthCenters
We are so pleased to be a partner of Norton Children’s Hospital which has recently dedicated a new unit specially designed for Adolescents and Young Adult patients going through cancer. The AYA cancer unit is a 2,000-square-foot space separated from the larger cancer care unit by double doors which includes dedicated patient rooms, quiet space for private individual time and a lounge area for social interaction among patients and visitors. The new AYA unit, which is part of Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, is located within the Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center. It represents a $300,000 investment made possible through the support of several key donors of which $100,000 came from Teen Cancer America who had provided guidance througout the development. #tyacancer#ayacancer
Do you #chilloutintheshade? Is your sun umbrella at the beach UPF safe? Do you know that any material you use to create shade in the sun must have a UPF ? So relaxing under a sun umbrella is a great way to stay out of the sun but make sure your umbrella has a material with UPF 50 in it!
No umbrella, then sit under a tree or find some other type of shade to keep the sun directly off you and ALWAYS remember to apply sunscreen! #sunsafety#sunsmart#summer#chilloutintheshade#tyacnacer#ayacancer
#SaturdaySnippets - Sophomores Molly Cacci, Maddie Fleenor, and Stephanie Fernandez from Bishop O’Connell High School came together to organize a flag football tournament to raise money for TCA. These students worked hard to help others and are a strong example of leaders in their school. Before the tournament began, a young adult TCA ambassador and current Gonzaga High School senior, Jack Guarino, spoke about his diagnosis of brain tumors in his freshman year of high school. He was able to share with the other students the importance of TCA and what it means to him.
Find out how to get involved in your own fundraiser for Teen Cancer America on our Get Involved page. #ayacancer#tyacancer#givingback#teencanceramerica
Ride with Lyft anywhere this weekend in San Francisco and you can donate to Teen Cancer America!
Are you out and about this weekend in San Francisco - maybe even going to the "Listening to You : a tribute to the music of The Who" concert with our very own favorite drummer Zak Starkey and friends on Saturday night 12th Aug at @thechapelsf which is benefitting Teen Cancer America?
Then ride with @lyft because Lyft is partnering The Who Cares this weekend to support Teen Cancer America. Passengers can open their Lyft app and enter the promo code WHOCARES17 to opt in! Proceeds from rides taken between Fri Aug 11 - Sunday Aug 13 2017, 11.59pm within the San Francisco coverage area will be donated to TCA #ayacancer#tyacancer#thewho#zakstarkey#Lyft
Nelson J Salon, salon to the celebrities, in Beverly Hills is giving back on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Pamper yourself while 15% of your total goes to TCA. Call to book your appointment now (310) 274-1553. http://ow.ly/adGK30elb8f #givingback#pamperyourself#tyacancer#ayacancer
Hey everyone check out this amazing video with @kyliejenner and TCA Ambassador @harryhudson who are doing something special to celebrate Kylie's 20th birthday! Today Kylie will be donating a portion of the proceeds from all sales on @kyliecosmetics to #TeenCancerAmerica. Kylie will also be giving away a FREE makeup bag with every purchase over $60! Thank you both so much for your support and amazing birthday gift to Teen Cancer America - you are making such a difference for young people going through cancer. Happy Birthday Kylie from all of us! Follow the link in our bio to purchase products from KylieCosmetics.com #TYACancer#ayacancer#KylieJenner#HarryHudson#KylieCosmetics
Here's wishing everyone a great week at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's after their suprise visit from TCA Ambassador Indy racing champion Scott Dixon in July!!
Scott, a committed supporter of programs benefiting teens and young adults with cancer dropped into see patients and families at Angie's Institute! We would like to thank him for all his support and wish him a great Wednesday! #tyacancer#ayacancer#thanks#indycar#AngiesInstitute
#TeenTuesday Payton talks about his powerlessness and lack of control once he had been diagnosed with cancer. He knows and understands that his life has to change . He says it sucks but he knows that half the battle is mental so he still plays tennis - as he says chemo is not homework there is no deadline, he's not behind - he's "just pushin' through" #50states50stories
Congratulations to our TCA Ambassador Nolan Smith on his wedding today! We're wishing you a lifetime of happiness. #teencanceramerica
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Don't want to ask for anymore wedding gifts? Set up a fundraiser for family and friends to donate to TCA in your new family's name. https://www.crowdrise.com/CelebrateforTeenCancerAmerica #ayacancer#tyacancer#CelebratetoDonate
We know July has ended and with it #sarcomaawarenessmonth but cancer isn't confined to a month, it doesn't know when to stop as it relentlessy marches on!
So as we head into August we will continue to raise awareness of this cancer as it affects so many of our community of teens and young adults!
Ben an active 16 year old was at the doctor when he was told he had something growing, but he didn’t know what that meant. At home he realized he had cancer. His life changed dramatically and cancer really became a huge part of his identity as he felt that time period from 16-20 was stolen from him! Watch his story ... #tyacancer#ayacancer#50states50stories
So as we welcome August into our calendar what does it mean?? Vacation time of course ... time to relax, enjoy summer sports and activities with family, friends and loved ones, laze on a beach, take a cruise, fall in love and so much more!
So how about sharing wherever you are vacationing this summer - send us a photo of where you are, using the #TCAsummersnaps and we'll share !!! #summer#vacation#summerfun